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creepy clowns threatening violence to local schools. and tonight philadelphia police say at least one incident was a prank allegedly committed by a 13-year-old girl. recent social media posts named a number of private and public schools as target of violence. and that prompted some schools to take extra precautions today. one of them was neumann goretti high school in south philadelphia and that's where "action news" reporter bob brooks is live with the very latest tonight. bob. >> reporter: rick, good evening. one of the creepy clown posts said they were going to come to neumann goretti and shoot all of the kids all the students all the teachers we found out a lot of these creepy clowns behind these accounts they're teenagers but that doesn't change the fact that they have to be investigated and taken very seriously. >> you have a gray hair. >> reporter: this is abington residents joyce also know as bubbles the clown. imagine working at a career for 19 years mostly helping kids then to only have that
career be turned upside down by what's likely nothing more than a prank by kids. listen to this. >> a little boy about eight years old and looked at me with big blue eyes and said are you going to kill me uh bubbles says the reason why that happened scary clowns. >> now i'm avenue fried drive -- i'm afraid to be pulled over by a bunch of state troopers. people dressed up as clowns are popping up along roads. now they're in philadelphia making big time threats and bubbles wants to it stop. >> take all that energy and put it into positive things. go volunteer. >> reporter: it's anything but positive. someone on the instagram account clown of philly posted disturbingly coming to neumann goretti on monday. going to shoot all of the kids and teachers. nothing happened but no one is amused. >> even if it's a joke people are going to take it seriously. >> reporter: philadelphia police say they've october add 13-year-old girl in connection to some of the posts he she admitted this was own a prank. today on instagram we counted
many with the theme. good news since "action news" began reporting on this. the account philly clown 215 had a change of heart. there was an apology part of it stating at "action news" i'm so sorry. this is sad. i repeat, the game is over. back out live here just new tonight we've gotten new word of another post from an account called philly clowns. it was on twitter. it was a picture of the school district headquarters and it stated don't let the building open on wednesday. he me and my friends going to blow it up. that is just terrible. reporting live in south philadelphia, bob brooks channel6 "action news. rick. >> all right bob thank you. the latest track of hurricane matthew is in and it's not good news for parts of the east coast. the international space station flew over the massive storm this afternoon giving us this view from high above. let's head over cecily tynan.
>> a state of emergency has been declared for parts of florida and north carolina. if you look at this infrared satellite you can see matthew is a powerful storm. you can detect the eye very clearly. it's very symmetrical barreling towards haiti right now, category four hurricane with maximum sustained winds 140 miles per hour. underneath all of the rain we also have the waves 18-foot waves already beginning to hit the western part of haiti and the latest track has it kind of threading the needle through the caribbean and that will keep it a very strong hurricane. it's moving to the north just east of due north at 7 miles per hour. it's 225 miles southwest of port-au-prince haiti. it looks like it will be heading towards eastern cuba by tomorrow afternoon. still a cat four. so this means that haiti will be on the east side of the the storm. could get rain up to 40-inches causing life-threatening flooding and mudslides. a lot of people still living in tents in haiti after the earthquake back in 2010. now, this is the latest track
and you can see how it's really shifted it farther to the west, much closer to the coast of florida heading through the bahamas as a category three hurricane right over nassau. by tuesday afternoon. and this also shows that by over the weekend likely making landfall over north carolina near the outer banks as a category two hurricane. now, there is a big window we're several days out it can shift and a lot of question where does it head after that? the spaghetti plots showing a pretty good consensus after it makes landfall near cape hatteras it would be rolling up the eastern seaboard. that means we do have the potential for heavy rain, high winds and at least dangerous surf. i'll have more he details on what to expect with this storm in the full accuweather forecast. rick. >> cecily we'll check back in later. thank you. it was supposed to be a long awaited moment for septa and its riders. the transit agency resumed a full weekday schedule on the regional rail this morning. the first time since july when more than 100 cars were taken out of service for he --
repairs causing big delays and crowding. john rawlins is live at suburban station checking out the commuter situation tonight following a morning of some mishaps. john. >> reporter: well, rick, i was just downstairs and the afternoon commute is starting to show some stress, some late trains. that was certainly the case this morning. now on the possessive side very little overcrowding and no one was passed by by a packed train. there were still issues. commuters scrambling for home on the first day of a almost normal rail schedule. the main status board indicated all trains were on time. this morning however there were glitches. a preliminary count, about one in 10 trains delayed for an average of 12 minutes. social media posts signaled ride are discontent. "r5 a today. eight there. 31. just sitting just outside 30th street now for 15 minutes. will they ever get this commute right again? ." another, "norristown is still late and for what reason? it's the new normal."
in person, others told of delays but seemed more understanding. >> today was okay. it was still about five to 10 minutes late. not like last week when everybody's jammed up and standing, no spots to sit or anything like that that. seemed a little bit better. >> terrible but it's 10:33 and i wanted it to be here by like 10:17. it's okay. it's septa so like what are you going to do. >> reporter: this summer's troubles caught septa 15 percent of that's rider ship. the hope is that as on time returns to normal riders will return. >> we're hoping that by word of mouth people will see we're building our trust. >> reporter: rider elizabeth rand said the silver liner rail car debacle was troublesome. >> i've been a septa rider since 1993 and this wasn't going make me stop riding septa. >> reporter: septa hoping that it's on time performance will improve within a matter
of days and they're also hoping that a lot of commuters out there like miss rand who would rather board a train than drive a car. live in suburban station john rawlins channel6 "action news." rick. >> john thank you. a judge delayed the murder trial of a haddon township man accused of killing his three-year-old son. the trial for david creato jr. was supposed to start today. his defense asked for more time for their investigation. the trial will now begin january 9th. creato has pled not guilty to murder and child endangerment charges. the boy was found in a wooded air after creato reported him missing last october. the prosecution alleges creato killed brendan because the boy was getting in the way of his relationship with his teenaged girlfriend. pennsylvania state police say the search for holly grim a mother who disappeared in 2013 has throwed a home in monroe county. authorities have been excar 58ing an area. police have collected more than a hundred bags of
evidence. the home belongs to a plan who once worked with grim. investigators have not said why they are now searching his home. a new mission within the archdiocese of philadelphia aims to offer healing and mercy he to men and women who previously made the choice to abort a child. archbishop charles chaput helped launch the mission. it offers a broad range of services. >> it's an effort that includes reconciliation, sacrament of reconciliation professional counseling prayer, retreats. a very important part is the support group efforts that bring together people who have had the same experience. >> the project rachel network includes specially trained clergy spiritual directors and therapists to help those struggling with the aftermath of abortion. >> congregation rod did he have shalom in north philadelphia allowed the action cam insides for his
rosh hashana service today. the holiday is commonly known as the jewish new year and is one of the holiest days of the year. this is a time of introspection and like january 1st a time of making resolutions. a central symbol of rosh hashana is the shofar a ram's horn that is played each day. the of the to make sure those in need have food on their tables this thanksgiving starts now. the footer -- food bank in delaware kicked off its funds drive today. the organization is asking for the community's help to create 2500 meal boxes this year. donations must be received by friday november 4th. still to come on "action news" tonight the philadelphia police fleet is going green. the newest vehicle some officers will be cruising in in the steve. and an eagles line back are spends part of the week behind bars. ducis rodgers with details of his arrest and the response from the eagles coming up. cecily.
>> sky6 showing that we finally got to see some sunshine today. warmer temperatures but clouds are rolling back in tonight. vile new information on what that means and the latest on hurricane matthew in the accuweather forecast. >> those stories and much more when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪ for senate, katie mcginty will stand up to the big oil polluters. she'll work to protect our air and water and make us a leader in clean energy jobs. and millionaire pat toomey? he's for the big oil polluters. toomey voted to protect twenty-four billion dollars in tax breaks for oil companies. and they've given toomey seven hundred thousand dollars in campaign contributions. pat toomey: he's not for us. senate majority pac is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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after slamming into a house early this morning. happened just before 3 o'clock at the intersection of west fisher avenue and north mascher street in the olney section of philadelphia. the driver suffered head injuries and was taken to the hospital in stable condition. no word why the driver lost control. a big unveiling for the philadelphia police department today. the city's first plug in police car is complete with a
charging station. it's all part of the department's effort to be more environmentally friendly and as "action news" reporter sarah bloomquist tells us today was an important step in that direction. >> reporter: this is the first of the hybrid vehicles assigned to their philadelphia police unveiled today as part of the city's continuing of the to get greener. >> we're not the first but we like to say that we're in the forward looking group of cities. >> reporter: the new vehicle is a ford fusion energy a standard gasoline hybrid with plug in capability. on a full charge the vehicle will travel 22 miles before the gasoline engine kicks in. so it can get up to the equivalent of 97 miles per gallon. >> this is an effort to expand the city's fleet of alternatively fueled vehicles and equipment over the next few years. >> reporter: four of them are on order now with 17 expected to arrive by january and eventually each district will be assigned a hybrid to be used as a community relations vehicle. you won't see these cruisers out on patrol. >> we do have future plans
with the hope of getting them in all 21 districts at some time. >> reporter: the city has already installed a charging station outside the sixth district in chinatown over the next year they'll be looking to install additional charging stations around the city to support thus new eco friendly fleet. >> we're going to have to look over the next year about how we can increase the size of the charging stations so that they can be increased throughout the he city. >> reporter: along with these hybrid police cruisers the city is making other efforts to reduce energy costs. diesel trash crux are being modified to run on compressed natural gas and more city employees are using car shares. in chinatown, sarah bloomquist channel6 "action news." >> the action cam was given rare access inside of something you drive by every day. take a look inside of this 1.5 million-gallon water tank. pennsylvania american water just finished an extensive he rehabilitation project on the tank located in upper providence township montgomery
county. the project cost about $485,000 and included inspecting sandblasting and repainting the structure. the tank is one of seven that supplies drinking water for about 16,000 customers in montgomery and chester counties. the bat technological ship new jersey welcomed the newest navy ship into camden this morning with a ceremonial blast. the u.s.s. bertha will be commissioned on saturday in penn's landing. the commissioning will honor pennsylvania's longest serving congressman and decorated combat veteran. in addition to their primary missions ships like the murtha support anti-piracy and foreign disaster relief. approve this message. i'd look her right
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for the eagles that was not lip service. birds get good news on the injury front. zach ertz says he's been cleared to return to practice. the tight end was hurt in week one against cleveland with a rib injury. he's happy for the team's success in his absence but he's also anxious to contribute. >> i'm really excited about having an opportunity to go out there and have fun. i mean you live and die playing this game. metaphorically obviously. it's tough to not be able to go out there and each and every sunday and play. >> rule number one of the bye week don't get in trouble. eagles line back are nigel bradham arrested for bringing a loaded gun to miami international airport. he's out on bond. t.s.a. workers discovered the firearm when he put his bag through the x-ray machine. bradham has a concealed weapons permit and says he forgot the gun was in there. eagles put out a short statement today saying they are in communication with both bradham and the authorities. the patriots are getting their quarterback back. tom brady's four game
deflate-gate suspension ended today. he's able to resume all team activities. new england faired okay without him going three and one. nba basketball returns tomorrow albeit just exhibition form. sixers face the celtics in amherst massachusetts. joel embiid will be back. everyone is excited to see what the big man can do. there will be a minutes limit on embiid. coach brett brown will decide how those minutes are divvied up. >> i feel like i'm going to spend my money quick. i do. you know, instead of like nursing it, you know, four minutes here then four minutes two periods later i think you just got to play him. >> i'm pretty excited. i'm able to get back on the court and i've been waiting for this for a long time. >> flyers have gotten a major weapon back. claude giroux returned from
there world cup of hockey. flyers captain helped team canada win it all. now it's time for giroux to help his flyers team. day after the phillies completed a 71 and 91 season we look a heads to their future. one area in which they need to improve run production. phillies ranked dead last in the majors in that category and it wasn't even close. they also batted just .240 as a team. that ranked 29 out of 30 clubs. they were a mess at the plate a mess at the bases. skipper is all too familiar with those realities. >> we proved to ourself that pitching and did he first are very important to stay in games and give you a chance to win at the end so that being said, we learned a lot about that. we know there we need improved offense. we need a little bit more in that way and i feel that if we have a better offensive team next year no matter how we get it, we're going to be more competitive. >> they did do better than most people predicted. >> yup. >> team still has a little ways to go. >> thank you ducis. quick break.
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nice. >> almost didn't recognize it. it's been so long. and more clouds roll in tonight unfortunately. >> all right well enjoy it while it lasts. >> storm track sucks live double scan slowing that most areas are rain free. one renegade shower moving through cape play county right over the woodbine municipal airport. no thunder with this but this is drifting down to the south and east. elsewhere though we're looking at partly cloudy skies and temperatures feeling pretty good. 73 degrees right now our high,
76 with some sunshine. that's 5 degrees above normal. finally a mild day. wilmington 73. allentown 70 cape may 69 and trenton currently 71 degrees. satellite6 along with action radar showing high pressure is off the eastern seaboard and what this will do is bring us an easterly wind tomorrow. so that will help pull in more clouds. tonight partly cloudy, some patchy fog developing some inn some areas, 56 in the suburbs, 58 for center city. and tomorrow with that high pressure again we'll see morning fog, then clouds breaking for some sunshine. it won't be quite as warm as today with a high of 70 degrees and then as we head toward the end of the week, there are a couple of players i'll be watching and this really determine myths -- determines the track of hurricane matthew. a track over bermuda and it helps steer the storm closer to the u.s. coast. at the same time there's a trough a cold front moving in from the west and that could do a few things.
could it pull matthew up the coast. if it's strong enough it could kick it out to sea or if matthew is slow enough it could miss the connection altogether. a lot of questions with this storm. one thing that's not in question is the strength of this storm system. dangerous flooding, could receive up to 40-inches of rain in haiti which is taking it on the chin. 55,000 people still living in tents after the earthquake in 2010 so this is going to cause a lot of problems for that island. a storm surge up to 12 feet and this storm will be heading through the win ward path so what that means, it will avoid land as much as possible so it will still be a dangerous category three hurricane as it heads through bahamas thursday afternoon very close to the east coast of florida. now the later of the track brings it basically ashore over north carolina as a cat two hurricane by saturday afternoon. the big question for our region where does it led from -- head from there.
late through the weekend the entire east coast will have rough surf and dangerous returns. we don't know the track past the carolinas and the exact timing as it moves up the coast. the closer to the shore that low pressure tracks, the worse it's going to be for us. if we do get the heavy rain, the high winds it would be sunday into monday but we're several days out so a lot can change. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast tomorrow morning fog. then clouds breaking for some sunshine seasonable 70. wednesday partly sunny, 72. thursday pretty nice day, mostly sunny, 73 and friday also pretty nice, 74 degrees. saturday looks like clouds will increase ahead of matthew, 73 degrees. sunday and monday all depends on the track of matthew. calling for clouds and showers developing. the potential for heavy rain and temperatures in the mid 60's. there is new information, a new track coming out tonight at 11:00 ill another have it for you from the national hurricane again cecily thank you. finally it was a beautiful day for the fourth annual he
protect a badge golf outing in norristown. morn 300 police officers have been killed in the line of duty he in southeastern pennsylvania alone. following a tragedy families often need if this support and proceeds from this event them them out. this year the outing raised over 20's thousand dollars. our own videographer mike organized and played in the event. nice job, mike. abc's "world news tonight" with david muir is next. join us for "action news at 11:00 right here on channel6. for jim gardner meteorologist cecily tynan ducis rodgers the entire "action news" team, i'm rick williams. have a nice evening and we hope you'll join us tonight at 11 o'clock. >> ♪ as prosecutors, we checked out pat toomey's record...
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tonight, breaking news. the monster hurricane.
the category 4 storm already deadly. tearing through the caribbean at this hour, haiti and jamaica bracing. and then, the models show it coming toward the u.s. states of emergency already declared along parts of the u.s. coast. also breaking, donald trump just moments ago, with his answer tonight. to the bombshell headline involving his taxes. reports he might not have paid federal taxes for nearly 20 years. what trump says now. the outrage tonight over this video. a call to 911 about a suspicious person. the man telling police he was simply waiting for his mother to come home on her porch. >> what are you doing? >> then taken down by police. it was his mother's home. the aborted landing. the passenger jet and the emergency moments before landing. >>